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Ben Graham Centre's 2019 International MBA Stock Picking Competition

April 09, 2019

Donald K. Johnson Centre (Formerly Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre), First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON

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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing held its annual International MBA Stock Picking Competition in Toronto on April 9, 2019.

Teams from MBA schools from around the world competed for $14,000 in cash prizes. Three finalist teams made presentations in Toronto to a panel of distinguished value investors. On April 10, the finalist teams were invited to attend the Ben Graham Centre’s Value Investing Conference where the winners were announced. On April 11, the finalists were also invited to attend the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Annual General Meeting at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, ON. 


Media Coverage

"Stock picking competition proves to be a valuable experience"
Ivey News, April 12, 2019

Competition Winners

Three teams were selected to participate in the Competition finals held on April 09, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. The panel of judges was thoroughly impressed by all three presentations. The finalist teams were ranked as follows:

1st Place: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Team members: Frederico Gomes, Michael Sproule, Vinicus Vilhena 
See Rotman School of Management Team Award Photo

2nd Place: Ivey Business School, Western University
Team members: Manbir Pabla, Baltej Sidhu, Muditha Wijemuni Arachchilage
See Ivey Business School Team Award Photo

3rd Place: Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Team members: Greg Hill, Alejandra Lobo Rodriguez, Joseph Schanz
See Tepper School of Business Team Award Photo

2019 International MBA Stock Picking Competition Photos

Participating Schools

The following schools registered in the 2019 International MBA Stock Picking Competition and contributed to the Competition’s success. Schools that participated put forward excellent research reports in the first round of the Competition making the judges choices for the final round challenging:

  • Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business
  • Barna Management School
  • China Europe International Business School
  • City, University of London - Cass Business School
  • Columbia University - Columbia Business School
  • FLAME University - FLAME School of Business
  • Indian School of Business
  • Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
  • London Business School
  • Management Development Institute - MDI Gurgaon
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management
  • Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
  • New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  • Queen's University - Smith School of Business
  • Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School
  • Stanford University - Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • University of Cambridge - Cambridge Judge Business School
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School 
  • University of Manitoba - Asper School of Business
  • University of Stirling - Stirling Management School
  • University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University - Ivey Business School
  • Yale University - Yale School of Managemen


We would like to thank our sponsors Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc.Foyston, Gordon & Payne IncPeters MacGregor Capital ManagementRobotti & Company Advisors and Stacey Muirhead Capital Management for their generous support in sponsoring the Competition.

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